Posted October 14, 2018 07:21:30 Graphic designers have a unique role to play in the digital landscape, but it’s still a largely male field.
A recent report by the New York Times found that one-third of women working in graphic design have never made it past college, and only about one-fifth of graphic designers are women in senior positions.
That’s not a great track record for women who are trying to break into the industry, and it’s a trend that continues to grow.
The Times surveyed 300 graphic design students in 10 major American cities, asking them to describe their graphic design career.
While a majority of the students surveyed said they started out in the industry as a way to get a paycheck, only one-fourth of those surveyed were in that position by the time they graduated.
More than half said that while their careers were “long term,” they felt it was their job to be “a role model and an ambassador for the profession.”
While most of the respondents said they wanted to become a professional graphic designer in their own right, a majority also said that they would rather have a career in other fields.
The survey also asked respondents to rate how much they valued the quality of the work they had done and how much time they spent with their peers.
More broadly, respondents were also asked about the gender pay gap, which they defined as the gap between how much a woman earns compared to a man and how little she makes compared to men.
The study found that women make more than their male counterparts, but men are far more likely to earn less than women.
The gender pay equality gap is widest in the private sector, where women make 74 cents for every dollar men earn.
The gap is even wider in tech, where tech workers make a median wage of 77 cents for each dollar a man makes.
Graphic designers are often held to higher standards in their careers, but the study also found that they are not compensated equally by companies.
Only 27 percent of the graphic designers surveyed said that the amount they were paid for their work was comparable to the wages of their male peers.
They also noted that they were not compensated for the time spent on their work, which is often at the expense of their colleagues.
One respondent, an English teacher in New York, said that her work is more important than her salary because it has been her livelihood.
“I think it’s important that I do my job as well as possible, but I also want to make sure I’m treated fairly,” she said.
“So I really do have a responsibility as a teacher to make the most of my time that I’m given.”
The survey of graphic designer students also asked them about their attitudes toward graphic design as a profession.
More specifically, the survey asked them to rate their level of support for women in graphic designing, how often they would recommend graphic designers to a friend or colleague, and whether they thought graphic design should be taught in schools.
The results showed that while some respondents felt that the industry should have a more welcoming and supportive atmosphere for women, many felt that it was more important to hire women.
Women were also more likely than men to think that graphic design could be taught as a subject in schools and colleges.
Overall, 52 percent of respondents said that a professional career in graphic arts was a “great career choice,” while 46 percent said it was a good career choice for a man.
But even among the female respondents, the percentage who felt this way was lower than the male ones.
Only 39 percent of female graphic designers said that having a career as a graphic designer is a “good career choice” compared to 68 percent of male graphic designers.
Only 17 percent of graphic artists surveyed said graphic design was a great career choice compared to 40 percent of men.
And only 19 percent of women felt that graphic art could be “used as a career path” compared with 61 percent of those who felt the same way about other careers.
“The gender pay disparity is a really significant issue,” said Lisa Pappalardo, the executive director of the Society for Women in Graphic Design, a group that advocates for the rights of women in the field of graphic art.
“If you have women in your industry, there is no question that you’re going to see a significant difference in the salaries of women, the pay gap and the gender parity that we see.”
Women in graphic art may have a harder time than men in the tech industry, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make a living in the design field.
Graphic designer Jessica Lee is the founder of the Women’s Graphic Design Lab, which focuses on helping women in digital graphic design.
“There’s definitely an underrepresented representation of women that work in the arts, especially at a young age, so it’s really hard to see how they can make it,” Lee said.
Lee also said it’s often the case that women who get into graphic design are in a position to be paid less than